$0.81 EPS Expected for Baxter International Inc. (BAX); Western Asset Municipal Defined Opportunity Trust (MTT)’s Sentiment Is 0.92

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Analysts expect Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) to report $0.81 EPS on July, 25.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 5.19% from last quarter’s $0.77 EPS. BAX’s profit would be $413.24M giving it 25.19 P/E if the $0.81 EPS is correct. After having $0.76 EPS previously, Baxter International Inc.’s analysts see 6.58% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.51% or $0.42 during the last trading session, reaching $81.62. About 352,159 shares traded. Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) has risen 6.66% since June 21, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.23% the S&P500. Some Historical BAX News: 21/05/2018 - Baxter International Sees Sales Growing 5% on Compounded Annual Basis at Constant Currency Rates From 2018 to 2023; 26/04/2018 - Baxter International 1Q Net $389M; 26/04/2018 - BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC - INCREASES FULL-YEAR 2018 SALES GROWTH OUTLOOK TO 4 TO 5 PERCENT ON AN OPERATIONAL BASIS; 30/05/2018 - Baxter Supported Nine New Abstract Presentations at the 55th ERA-EDTA Congress That Further Demonstrate Value of HDx Therapy Enabled by THERANOVA; 21/05/2018 - BAXTER BOOSTS FORECAST; 26/04/2018 - BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC - INCREASES FULL-YEAR 2018 SALES GROWTH OUTLOOK TO 7 TO 8 PERCENT ON A REPORTED BASIS; 08/05/2018 - Baxter Declares Dividend and Announces Quarterly Dividend Increase; 26/04/2018 - Baxter International 1Q EPS 71c; 14/05/2018 - BAXTER REPORTS U.S. FDA CLEARANCE OF NEW SPECTRUM IQ INFUSION; 26/04/2018 - BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC BAX.N SEES FY 2018 GAAP SHR $2.49 TO $2.62

Western Asset Municipal Defined Opportunity Trust Inc (MTT) investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in 2019 Q1. It’s down -0.64, from 1.56 in 2018Q4. The ratio has worsened, as 11 hedge funds started new or increased positions, while 12 cut down and sold stock positions in Western Asset Municipal Defined Opportunity Trust Inc. The hedge funds in our database now possess: 1.20 million shares, up from 1.17 million shares in 2018Q4. Also, the number of hedge funds holding Western Asset Municipal Defined Opportunity Trust Inc in top ten positions was flat from 0 to 0 for the same number . Sold All: 6 Reduced: 6 Increased: 8 New Position: 3.

Baxter International Inc. provides a portfolio of renal and hospital products. The company has market cap of $41.64 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Hospital Products and Renal. It has a 27.84 P/E ratio. The Hospital Products segment makes intravenous solutions and administration sets, premixed drugs and drug-reconstitution systems, pre-filled vials and syringes for injectable drugs, IV nutrition products, parenteral nutrition therapies, infusion pumps, inhalation anesthetics, and biosurgery products.

More notable recent Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) news were published by: Finance.Yahoo.com which released: “What Investors Should Know About Baxter International Inc.’s (NYSE:BAX) Financial Strength - Yahoo Finance” on June 11, 2019, also Finance.Yahoo.com with their article: “Here’s What Hedge Funds Think About Baxter International Inc. (BAX) - Yahoo Finance” published on June 13, 2019, Investorplace.com published: “7 Hot Stocks to Buy for a Seemingly Sleepy Summer - Investorplace.com” on June 18, 2019. More interesting news about Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) were released by: Finance.Yahoo.com and their article: “Did Hedge Funds Drop The Ball On The Blackstone Group L.P. (BX)? - Yahoo Finance” published on June 11, 2019 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “Baxter Leads Hemodialysis Research Consortium for German Federal Ministry of Education and Research - Business Wire” with publication date: June 14, 2019.

Among 4 analysts covering Baxter International (NYSE:BAX), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Baxter International had 10 analyst reports since January 2, 2019 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital upgraded Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) rating on Friday, February 1. Barclays Capital has “Equal-Weight” rating and $72 target. On Monday, April 15 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal-Weight”. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Wednesday, January 2. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup on Wednesday, January 2 to “Buy”. Wells Fargo maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $89 target in Wednesday, April 3 report. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, March 5 by Morgan Stanley.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in 2019 Q1. Its up 0.19, from 0.77 in 2018Q4. It is positive, as 42 investors sold Baxter International Inc. shares while 290 reduced holdings. 98 funds opened positions while 221 raised stakes. 417.48 million shares or 0.97% less from 421.57 million shares in 2018Q4 were reported. Bessemer Grp Inc holds 4.69M shares. Signalpoint Asset Ltd Liability Company holds 0.11% or 3,194 shares. Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan stated it has 0.09% of its portfolio in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX). The Ohio-based Mai Cap Mngmt has invested 0.05% in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX). Daiwa Sb Investments Limited accumulated 280 shares or 0% of the stock. 990,540 were accumulated by Credit Suisse Ag. Millennium Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0.16% in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX). First Tru Advsr L P accumulated 204,066 shares. Howe And Rusling accumulated 103,647 shares. Moreover, Rodgers Brothers Inc has 0.46% invested in Baxter International Inc. (NYSE:BAX) for 19,942 shares. Vigilant Cap Mngmt Limited Liability stated it has 1,780 shares. Davenport And Com Llc accumulated 0.01% or 8,985 shares. Investec Asset Management Limited owns 5,573 shares. 455,739 are held by Mitsubishi Ufj & Bk. Hilltop owns 3,076 shares.

Since January 18, 2019, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 selling transactions for $3.03 million activity. STALLKAMP THOMAS T had sold 3,187 shares worth $223,090. Shares for $2.68 million were sold by Mason Jeanne K.

It closed at $21.82 lastly. It is up 1.56% since June 21, 2018 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.87% the S&P500.

Usca Ria Llc holds 0.19% of its portfolio in Western Asset Municipal Defined Opportunity Trust Inc. for 41,121 shares. Stratos Wealth Partners Ltd. owns 40,475 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Clenar Muke Llc has 0.03% invested in the company for 50,373 shares. The Missouri-based Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. has invested 0.01% in the stock. Ironwood Financial Llc, a Arizona-based fund reported 1,000 shares.

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